Archives January 2015


January 2015


Real-Time Monitoring of Bearing Conditions Emerges

SKF introduces ‘smart’ bearing technology with integrated wireless sensors

At Hannover 2013, SKF unveiled a new and innovative technology that promised to revolutionise the way in which engineers use and interface with bearings. Called SKF Insight, this new technology integrated a miniature, self-powered and intelligent wireless sensor at the heart of the bearing. For the first time, this allowed engineers to monitor the operating […]

Norvento’s nED100 Reaches Milestone for Medium-Scale Wind

100kW turbine makes history as the first of its size to certify under large wind standard

Medium-scale wind turbine manufacturer Norvento has completed the TÜV SÜD design evaluation process for its nED100 100kW turbine. In doing so it has set an industry benchmark for technical excellence by becoming the first company to achieve IEC 61400-1 certification for a turbine of this size. The small and medium wind turbine industry has grown […]

Blade Dynamics Awarded Funding for Offshore Blade Development

‘Advanced Blade Tip’ design project aims to improve leading edge durability and increase energy yield

Blade Dynamics announces today the award of Process Technology Innovation Funding under the GROW:OffshoreWind program for a £1m Advanced Blade Tip development project, due for completion in Q2 2015. The performance of offshore wind turbine blades in their challenging operating environment is one of the critical issues in energy cost, reliability and safety. Costs associated […]

2015 Turbine Directory

GE Energy 1 River Rd Schenectady, NY 12345   (518) 385-2211   @GErenewables   gepowerandwater GE Chosen to Supply Turbines for Wind Project in Poland GE announced that it will supply Lewandpol Company with 27 GE 2.5-103 wind turbines for the Galicja Wind Farm in Poland. Ten of the wind turbines are currently […]


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Torkworx Delivers the Latest in ERAD Technology

Torkworx and RAD Torque Systems recently announced the next generation of the E-RAD series of torque and tension equipment, exhibiting the companies’ shared ongoing commitment to being on the forefront of Electronic Digital Control Systems. The ERAD-BLU provides the ability to control multiple tools through one single control case. The calibration is stored inside the […]
January 14, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ITH Bolting Technology Introduces New Compact Pump ITH MicroMAX Series

ITH Bolting Technology has introduced the ITH stretch method on wind turbine bolt connections bigger than 3/8″. Next to its high system precision the ITH stretch method has even more benefits. As the required preload is applied by axial stretching of the bolt, the system works without friction effects and torsion effects. Friction occurs during […]
January 14, 2015

Gamesa Awarded 8-Year Service Contract in Spain

Gamesa has secured a new contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver (a company 50%-owned by each of Gestamp Eólica and Genera Avante) to provide operation and maintenance services for 132 MW located in five wind farms in Spain. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will perform maintenance services on 66 of its 2.0-2.5 MW platform […]
January 14, 2015

EDF Renewable Services sees 52 Precent Growth in Canada

EDF Renewable Services, a leading provider of O&M services in North America, signed contracts for 454 MW of wind and 134 MWp of solar in 2014, adding to the company’s Canadian portfolio. These additions represent a 52 percent increase in contracted projects in the Canadian market through 27 individual projects in Quebec and Ontario, signifying […]
January 14, 2015